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Community loan for Comharchumann Árainn Mhór

Comharchumann Forbartha agus Fostaíocht Árainn Mhór (Arranmore Island Development and Employment Co-op) sits at the social and cultural heart of this island community. Since its inception in 2001, the Co-op has become a hub of island life, the focal point for a truly remarkable array of services to the local population. These range from childcare to training progammes, sporting activities, drama and concerts.
Indeed, it is in the sporting arena that the Co-op has made perhaps its most significant contribution to enriching the quality of life on this small Gaeltacht island off the Donegal coast.
From the outset, a strong emphasis was placed on health and well-being, exercise and sporting activity, with courses available in sailing, kayaking and other water-based sports. This was later augmented with the addition of a gym and activities were extended to include walking groups, healthy gardening and other outdoor pursuits.
Comharchumann Forbartha agus Fostaiocht Árainn Mhór has had a long and fruitful relationship with Clann Credo, successfully utilising Community Loan Finance and support over several years to extend and enhance the services it provides.
Most recently, the Co-op sought our support in order to upgrade facilities in the centre out of which it operates, including provision of disabled access and refurbishment of the sports hall, with clear and obvious gains for the islanders and its visitors.
Given the pivotal role of the Co-op in the life of Arranmore, Clann Credo had no hesitation in providing that support.

Location: Arranmore, Co. Donegal